As many of you know Thailand has been hit by some pretty heavy flooding this month. Now the waters have hit Bangkok and the death toll estimates are over 300 so far (with reports of tens of thousands of refugees). I encourage my fellow gamers to give what they can to help the Thai people. Here is a link from the Royal Thai Consulate General in New York on how to give aid:
Unfortunately the Thai government's response has been somewhat disorganized (the US offered the aid of our Navy but said they received "mixed messages" from the prime minister's office). So just keep that in mind when you donate. Also if anyone knows of a reliable private charity based in the US that is helping with the flooding please let us know.
Here are some news stories on the floods:
Wall Street Journal